Professions skills are split between expansions now, you'll have a separate skill bar for each expansion. This guide is for the "Vanilla" Engineering skill in the current retail version of World of Warcraft. I have a separate guide for Classic WoW, so if you are looking for that, visit my Classic WoW Engineering Leveling Guide.
Often the materials are based on a case that you will gain one skill point each craft. This won't happen, so you will have to buy a few extra materials while you are leveling your Engineering.
If you are low on gold, I recommend you to try this Gold Making Guide, it can help you to make loads of gold.
If you are still leveling your character or you just started a new alt, I recommend you to use a leveling guide. You can level your character to level 120 in 8 days with this guide.
Approximate Materials Required for 1-300:
- 60 x [Rough Stone]
- 36 x [Copper Bar]
- 20 x [Coarse Stone]
- 20 x [Linen Cloth]
- 107 x [Bronze Bar] - 54 Copper Bar + 54 Tin Bar if you have Mining
- 2 x [Tigerseye]
- 30 x [Heavy Stone]
- 60 x [Wool Cloth]
- 15 x [Medium Leather]
- 4 x [Steel Bar]
- 120 x [Solid Stone]
- 161 x [Mithril Bar]
- 20 x [Mageweave Cloth]
- 40 x [Dense Stone]
- 195 x [Thorium Bar]
- 25 x [Runecloth]
1 - 100
First, visit any trainer in the main cities of old Azeroth - just ask a guard, and learn Engineering.
Gnome characters have +15 Engineering skill because of their passive [Engineering Specialization]. An extra 15 Engineering skill means recipes stay orange 15 points longer, so you can save a lot of gold by doing lower level recipes for 15 more points.
Buy a Blacksmith Hammer from the Blacksmith supply vendor, it's near a Blacksmithing trainer usually.
- 1 - 30
60 x [Rough Blasting Powder] - 60 Rough Stone
You might even reach 40 with this recipe. You will need the 60 Rough Blasting Powder later, so keep these.
- 30 - 50
30 x [Handful of Copper Bolts] - 30 Copper Bar
You will need around 30 of these later.
- 50 - 75
30 x [Rough Copper Bomb] - 60 Rough Blasting Powder, 30 Handful of Copper Bolts
Make your [Arclight Spanner] between 50-70 and keep it because you will need it later.
- 75 - 90
20 x [Coarse Blasting Powder] - 20 Coarse Stone
You will need 20 of these later.
- 90 - 100
20 x [Coarse Dynamite] - 20 Coarse Blasting Powder, 20 Linen Cloth
100 - 160
- 100 - 113
13 x [Clockwork Box] - 39 Bronze Bar
- 113 - 125
Use the [Clockwork Box] you made.
- 125 - 130
1 x [Flying Tiger Goggles] - 8 Bronze Bar, 2 Tigerseye
- 130 - 150
30 x [Heavy Blasting Powder] - 30 Heavy Stone
15 x [Whirring Bronze Gizmo] - 30 Bronze Bar, 15 Wool Cloth
- 150 - 160
15 x [Bronze Framework] - 30 Bronze Bar, 15 Medium Leather, 15 Wool Cloth
Keep these too. (you will probably gain more than 10 points here)
160 - 216
- 160 - 175
15 x [Explosive Sheep] - 30 Heavy Blasting Powder, 15 Whirring Bronze Gizmo, 15 Bronze Framework, 30 Wool Cloth
Keep 5 of these, you might need it if you choose Goblin Engineering at 200.
- 175 - 176
1 x [Gyromatic Micro-Adjustor] - 4 Steel Bar
You will need this tool for some recipes.
- 176 - 195
60 x [Solid Blasting Powder] - 120 Solid Stone
Save these because you will need them later.
- 195 - 200
7 x [Mithril Tube] - 21 Mithril Bar
Stop making these when you reach 200, and keep 6 of these, because you might need it you choose Gnomish Engineering at 200.Make a few [Iron Grenade] if you didn't reach 260.
Engineering has the option at skill level 200 to specialize in Gnomish or Goblin Engineering. You can get the quests from your Engineering trainer. The main difference between both sides is the location of their respective teleporters and the ability of their trinkets. Some items require a specific specialization to use, while other items are crafted by one specialization but are usable by any engineer. Fortunately, most recipes that are crafted by one Specialization can be worn by both.
- 200 - 216
20 x [Unstable Trigger] - 20 Mithril Bar, 20 Mageweave Cloth, 20 Solid Blasting Powder
You will need these later.
216 - 300
- 216 - 238
40 x [Mithril Casing] - 120 Mithril Bar
You will need these later.
- 238 - 250
20 x [Hi-Explosive Bomb] - 40 Mithril Casings, 20 Unstable Trigger, 40 Solid Blasting Powder
You will probably reach 255.
- 250 - 260
20 x [Dense Blasting Powder] - 40 Dense Stone
You might need to make more than 20 to reach 260.
- 260 - 285
25 x [Thorium Widget] - 75 Thorium Bar, 25 Runecloth
This recipe will be yellow for the last few points, so you might not reach 285. But you can just go to the next step. (you have to make a bit more from the next recipe)
- 285 - 300
20 x [Thorium Tube] - 120 Thorium Bar
This will be green for the last 3 points, so you might have to make more.
I hope you liked this Engineering leveling guide, congratulations on reaching 300!